Iron filled single-wall carbon nanotubes - A novel ferromagnetic medium

E. Borowiak-Palen, E. Mendoza, A. Bachmatiuk, M. H. Rummeli, T. Gemming, J. Nogues, V. Skumryev, R. J. Kalenczuk, T. Pichler, S. R.P. Silva

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In our study we use a highly efficient and simple methodology based on wet chemistry to fill single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with iron, and thus create quantum wires in a bulk. The research shown is unique in that it is the first experimental single-wall carbon nanotubes that have iron continuously within their core for extended length scale. The resulting Fe-filled SWCNTs show ferromagnetic behavior even at room temperature, despite the very small diameter. The intercalation of metals within single-wall carbon nanotube structures is a significant step towards the realization of the potential applications using these materials. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2006


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